I decided to push back the Workwear Wednesday post I had scheduled for today and continue with my China Glaze Hologlam posts. I have another comparison with a Color Club Halo Hues shade - China Glaze Get Outta My Space vs Color Club Cloud Nine. Both are very pale lilac. Since this is generally a work appropriate shade, I guess it fits the Workwear Wednesday theme as well.
For the base coat, I used Nfu Oh Aqua Base for the Color Club and A-England The Knight for the China Glaze. I applied two coats of each polish. I didn’t add a top coat for the photos taken indoors.
The first photo was taken under a daylight lamp.Continue reading»
Many people have wondered how the China Glaze Hologlam collection compare with other holographic polish in terms of the holo effect. As such, I decided to pick out a couple of shades and compare them with similar shades from the 2012 Color Club Halo Hues. I chose the Halo Hues as they’re the most recently released and more people are likely to know about and have access to them.
The first pair I have is of the pale aqua shades – China Glaze Don’t be a Luna-tic and Color Club Angel Kiss. I applied the China Glaze to my index and ring fingers, while the Color Club went on my middle and little fingers. I used A-England The Knight as my base coat for the China Glaze, but used my Nfu Oh Aqua Base for the Color Club. Two coats of polish were used. I had on top coat for the photos taken in the sun but not for the ones taken indoors.
Colour wise, both are really similar, except that China Glaze Don’t be a Luna-tic seems a tad darker. In terms of application, I found this lighter China Glaze Hologlam shade to behave more like a chrome polish as compared to the darker ones (such as Strap On Your Moonboots and When Stars Collide shown in a previous post). There were some brush marks although they became less obvious when the polish dried. I also had a bit of dragging with the first coat, but it easily evened out with the second.
In terms of the holo, they are clearly different. Color Club Angel Kiss has a very strong linear holo. The particles are bigger and coarser than that of the China Glaze. While it is easy to be quick to dismiss the China Glaze as a lousier holo polish, I’ll like to suggest seeing it as a different type of holo instead.
Yes, it is undeniable the holo is a lot less in-your-face, but the particles are a lot finer and the holo effect is a very smooth one. I’ll say it is a lot more wearable in more formal situations where the Halo Hues may be too bold and distracting. The holo in the China Glaze is almost like a hidden and surprise one – you see a hint of it indoors, but it becomes more obvious under the sun.
The first two photos were taken under a daylight lamp.Continue reading»
Day 10 of the Challenge is Gradient Nails. I’ve been wanting to do a teal mani in September and this was a perfect time for it, especially since I had a couple of polish shades meant for my particular purpose.
September is the month for both Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness. The colour for both causes is teal. Hence, I chose to do a teal gradient.Continue reading»
It looks like a lot more bloggers have joined in the Challenge! Some are doing it as a 31-Day Challenge, while some, like myself, are doing it as a 30-Day Challenge along with the 30 Days of Untrieds Challenge. What this means is we’ll be following the daily themes but incorporate untried polish in our manis.
Day 2′s theme is Orange Nails and I’ve used two untried orange shades in my stash.Continue reading»
Quite a while ago, someone asked if I could do a comparison between A-England Princess Tears and Color Club Fashion Addict. I apologise that I never got round to doing that. More recently, I was asked for a comparison of Cult Nails Manipulative and Princess.
A couple of day ago, I decided to take a break and do some swatching. I figured I might as well start with these two comparison requests.
And so, I present to you a Fashion Addict shedding Princess Tears, and a Manipulative Princess! Couldn’t resist the word play!Continue reading»
Merry Christmas! Did you have a lovely Christmas Eve?
Today, I have the second half of the Color Club Beyond the Mistletoe Holiday 2011 collection. As with Part 1 yesterday, this post will be photo-heavy. And don’t forget to have your shades on hand in case the photos get too blinding!Continue reading»